Anxiety Disorder Treatment

How to get the balance right between good and bad projections and between resilience on the one hand and anxiety disorder on the other.  This is what my anxiety disorder treatment is aiming to do.
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Generalised Anxiety Disorder treatment – getting the balance right

We humans have been worrying since the beginning of time. And it’s a very good thing that we have been. The world was dangerous and it was vital that we humans prepared and took evasive action if necessary. And it is still the case that danger lurks. We can look no further than Covid 19 for example.

But if we worry too much such that this inhibits us, we will slip into generalised anxiety and anxiety attacks.

And then anxiety is ruining our lives rather than saving us.

So how will I help you get that balance right?

This is where we have to start. You need to consider the two universal truths of every single worry (or projection) that you make. The first is that it will be wrong and the second is that you can predict the way in which that wrong projection will be biased towards.

Anxiety Disorder: Two universal truths of all predictions

 

One is that it will be wrong

Not in every detail necessarily (though it easily could be) but in the bigger complete picture. An important detail that will likely make all the difference but which you just will not be thinking about – will be missing. For example, what will the weather be like, what will be the time of the year, who else was there and who might not be there that you have presumed will be. What might have happened the previous day?

Get the picture. Any and every projection is like a thin beam of light over a dark but broad landscape – which misses all of the interesting detail. There will be no realisation that if there was light and you see out there properly, then you would see a vast landscape which would reveal an infinite number of rich and detailed future possibilities.

 

The second is that the projection you do make will depend on how you are feeling now and not then

The projection will not be based on how you might be feeling at the time that something like this projection of yours might happen.
So unless there is an action that you can take right now which might mitigate and confront the legitimate concern that the projection is attempting to help you with … then it really is not worth it.

 

Make worrying constructive – learn how to ‘worry well’

Take time to think over all your worries, dilemmas and problems. Set aside half an hour for worrying during the day. When you find yourself worrying at any other time, note the worry down and keep it for later. Once you write down your worries, you can be more objective, and ‘leave them alone’ for a while. Try using the following template:

    • ”I am worried about…”
    • “The worst that could happen is…”
    • “The best that could happen is…”
    • “Things I can do now are…”
    • “Other factors to remember”.

Also realise that tiredness, hunger, anxiety and other ‘low’ mood states can lead to your thoughts becoming more doom-laden. So worry after you’ve eaten, in the morning after a good sleep, or best of all, after 20 minutes of exercise.


My 4 steps for Generalised Anxiety Disorder Treatment

One) Trancework to de-traumatise

Potentially very important for Generalised Anxiety but may require some investigation to discover what it is. And sometimes a virtual REWIND is needed – to confront and release in a state of deep relaxation a fear that seems real enough but has arisen from a projection that then gets out of control.

 

Two) Building that better relationship with anxiety

Normally the most important element of healing as the relationship with the fear/anxiety can be very unhealthy.

    • Go to the two truths about all projections.
    • Learn how to worry well
    • Understand your Observing Self – and be able to stand back and see yourself.  More here  Observing self
    • Work with and adapt AWARE

AWARE

Accept the Anxiety
Decide to be with the experience. Replace anger or rejection of with acceptance

Watch the Anxiety
Observe without judging – be detached and study it. Rate it from 1 to 10 and notice when it goes up or down and why. Remember you are not your anxiety – be in it but not of it.

Act with the anxiety
Keep behaving normally and doing what you intend to do. If you run your future anxiety will go up. If you stay you will decondition the anxiety.

Repeat the Steps
Continue accepting your anxiety, watching it and acting with it until it goes down to a comfortable level.

Expect the Best
What you fear most may not happen. Surprise yourself by the effective way you handle it

 

Three) New thinking, relaxation help and visualisations

This will becomes part and parcel of the healing. The key point is that there are no hard and fast rules.

 

Four)  Action to get needs met

Often necessary as most highly anxious clients find that their life is not working which feeds their worrying. In fact, you can at times say much more than that – get control of their life in some key way and the anxiety and worry will fade.

Anxiety Tools

 What are Emotions?
Observing Self
Trauma and Emotional high jacking
Trauma Relief and the Rewind Method
Molar Memories
The nature of projections
Worrying Well
Time Lines
Becoming Adult
The AWARE method
The STOP System